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Issued ID

An issued ID is, literally, an artefact or credential generated by an institution about an individual.

Issued ID may come from both public sector and private sector identity providers.

In the public sector, a government typically issues identification and uses it to recognize each person uniquely, to provide rights or entitlements (e.g. a national identity card).

Private sector identity providers — such as banks, tech companies, etc — can also issue digital identities for access to commercial services.

In some cases, there may be crossover between the public and private sector identities and the access they can unlock.

More around the web

"Sometimes an ID issued by a private entity can become a legal ID if the government recognizes the validity of it."

G20 Digital Identity Onboarding – World Bank Group & Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion

"Some countries issue formal identity documents, as national identification cards which may be compulsory or non-compulsory, while others may require identity verification using regional identification or informal documents."

Identity document (National policies) – Wikipedia

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